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posted: 10/25/2012 12:26 PM

Audition for the musical 'CHESS' at ECC

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Elgin Community College Musical Theatre announces auditions for the spring production of the Broadway musical "CHESS."

Directing and choreographing the musical is Konnie Kay. ECC Professor John G. Slawson, DMA, is the artistic and musical director.

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In this rock opera with music by former ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and lyrics by Tim Rice, the game of chess brings you into a world of romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, and international intrigues.

Lovers, politicians, and spies pulse to a monumental score that includes "One Night in Bangkok" and "Heaven Help My Heart." "CHESS" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Auditions for men and women are available by appointment from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov 8, and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov 10. Open auditions are scheduled after the appointment times for both days. All auditions are held in the ECC Arts Center, Building H, Room H245, on the Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Performers should prepare a musical number from any Broadway show other than "CHESS" and bring sheet music for the accompanist that will be provided. Taped accompaniment or a cappella singing will not be permitted. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the dance audition. Auditions are open to ages 16 and older.

If necessary, callbacks are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12.

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